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National Curriculum Content  

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products, and the work of others.


Lesson Objectives

1. Investigate different styles of chair.

2. Identify functions of different chairs.

3. Explore materials used to make chairs.

4. Design and make a chair structure for a character or occasion.


What we want children to know

  • There are chairs for different occasions.
  • How to measure, join and construct materials accurately.
  • Evaluation is required both during and at the end of a process to improve the product.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Develop a clear idea of what is required, planning how to use materials, equipment and processes, and suggesting alternative methods of making.
  • Know how to measure, mark out, cut and shape a range of materials, using appropriate tools, equipment and techniques.
  • Start to join and combine materials and components accurately in temporary and permanent ways.
  • Understand how to reinforce and strengthen a 3D framework.
  • Begin to use finishing techniques to strengthen and improve the appearance of their product using a range of equipment.



Research, style, function, measure, ruler, construction, wood, saw, bench hook, vice, glue, glue gun